The beginning of a new school year is always a hopeful and exciting time. Students by then are happy to return to school and be reunited with friends they haven't seen all summer, and then there is the fresh start feel of a new grade, new teachers, and new classes. It is also a time … Continue reading Getting Your Classes Off To A Good Start at Year’s Beginning
Today, I will begin a discussion on how to put together a music curriculum using the core arts standards for music. If you haven't yet done so, you might want to read my recent posts on the four artistic processes, because they are integral to the standards, and will be needed to write a music … Continue reading What Are The Steps For Developing A Music Curriculum?
Blog April 21 2014 At times I have to remind students, particularly the older ones, to stop talking to each other in class. Students are highly social people, and they have to practice resisting the urge to to use their words to socialize. But it is also true that there are times when I talk … Continue reading Music Teacher Talk